CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards

  CoinWeek Podcast #145: Ancient Coin Weight Standards Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on...

Enough is Enough… The U.S. Mint Needs to Change

Dear United States Mint, Not a day goes by that we do not receive angry emails from both collectors and established dealers in the rare...

A Message From United States Mint Director David J. Ryder

David J. Ryder is the Director of the United States Mint... Dear Mint Customers, I want to take this opportunity to speak to you about the...

US Mint Mayflower Gold, Silver Coin Sales Launch Goes How You’d...

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ....   If you're still interested in purchasing the Mayflower 400th Anniversary Silver Reverse Proof medal, then we have some bad news. As...

Clipped Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Money equals power, and a ruler’s success often hinges on control of that power. The stability of a monetary...

The Coin Analyst: Why Were the 2020 Libertads Delayed So Long?

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Sometimes studying a modern coin series can involve solving a mystery. One such mystery is exactly why the popular...

The Last Coins of the Roman Empire

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Roman Empire began on January 16, 27 BCE when the Roman Senate conferred the titles Augustus and...

Mythologized and Mistrusted: Freemason Mark Pennies

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   A fraternal organization whose origins are purported to stretch back to ancient times, FREEMASONRY has a storied history of...

So You’ve Decided to Collect Classic Head Half Eagle Gold Coins…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As a companion piece to the Sunnyvale Collection of Classic Head half eagles that they offered for...

Historic 1797 Small Eagle $10 Featured in Stack’s Bowers Showcase Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The 1797 is the scarcest date in the Capped Bust Right, Small Eagle $10 gold series...

CoinWeek Podcast #144: A Priceless Treasure Coin Comes to the Block

CoinWeek Podcast #144: A Priceless Treasure Coin Comes to the Block Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Second “Family” of Struck Fake Draped Bust...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   As I noted in my past CoinWeek article on the 1795 "off-center" Bust dollar fakes, my...

Roman Coins From the War Against Hannibal

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Second Punic War began when the Carthaginian general Hannibal invaded Italy in 218 BCE. Hannibal ravaged Italy with...

A Memorable 1892-O Half Eagle: Doug Winter

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Despite its low mintage of just 10,000 coins, the 1892-O half eagle is a coin that doesn’t...

On the German Death Thaler of 1679

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   It is impossible to make generalizations about the German States during the period after the Thirty Years’ War because...

Salome and the Rarity of Coins Featuring People From The Bible

By Michael Beall for CoinWeek .....   Portraits of important persons in ancient times are among the most sought-after pieces of ancient coinage, though key biblical...

Bidding Ends Today for Outstanding Toned PR-68 DCAM 1995-W at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ....   On GreatCollections.com, bidding ends Sunday, November 1 for this amazingly toned 1995-W American Silver Eagle, graded Proof-68 DCAM by PCGS. In March 2013,...

New World Record – NGC Ancients-Certified EID MAR Aureus Realizes Nearly...

An EID MAR aureus of Brutus, recently certified by NGC Ancients, has sold for nearly $4.2 million, the highest price ever paid for an...

Tyras & Chersonesus: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern...

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   This is the second article in a series on the Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black...

CoinWeek Streaming News: Classic Silver – the 1883-CC Morgan Dollar

 CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...

The Crondall Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Gold Coins

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   The Anglo-Saxons began striking coins in what was to become England around 600 CE. These early coins consisted...

Where Does Waldo Newcomer Fit Among the All-Time Great Collections of...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   By all measures an enormously successful man, legendary U.S. coin collector Waldo C. Newcomer was born...

The Coin Analyst: American Silver and Gold Eagles – A Collector’s...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Even if you are new to collecting coins, you most likely have already heard about and seen American...

Reading Ancient Greek Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   Perhaps one reason for the comparatively small interest in Greek coins in the country is the difficulty of understanding...

The Roosevelt Dime – A Fitting Tribute, But Not Without Controversy

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ..... Most circulating United States coins have received both scrutiny and some negative press when first issued. The first 1793...

Judaea Capta: Subjugation and Defeat on Ancient Roman Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   The year: 70 CE. The location: Jerusalem. The future emperor Titus' legions unleashed their pent-up rage on the Jewish people as...

Christopher Columbus: His Decline in Numismatics and the Nation’s Collective Memory

By Heinz Tschachler .....   When in the early 1990s the United States was getting ready to commemorate the quincentennial of Christopher Columbus first landing on...

Olbia: Ancient Greek Coins of the Black Sea’s Northern Coast

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   The northern coast of the Black Sea (Euxine Sea), which is southern Ukraine and Russia today, was considered to...

Million-Dollar Coins Aside, Regency 41 Results Reflect Healthy Market

By CoinWeek Staff Reports .....   Hits and Misses from the Morelan Collection On Thursday, October 8, 2020, Legend Rare Coin Auctions held Regency Auction 41 in...

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in September 2020

During September, CAC approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Dallas and in public internet sales. Here are 10 examples,...